#UtahJazzSL – Jazz 82, Celtics 89

After trailing by nine points early in the fourth quarter, the Utah Jazz rallied to tie the game with four minutes left before eventually falling to the Boston Celtics 89-82 on Tuesday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena.

Trey Lyles had game highs in points (26) and rebounds (11), and the second-year forward showed off a variety of moves—blowing past the smaller Malcolm Miller at the top of the key and then throwing down a two-handed dunk; crossing over, stepping back and hitting nothing but net on a three from the wing; backing down his defender in the post and hitting a turnaround jumper on the block.

Lyles went 8-for-21 from the field (including 1-for-5 from 3-point range) and 9-for-10 from the free-throw line. 

“Last night I felt Trey settled a little bit,” Utah Jazz coach Johnnie Bryant said after the game. “He got to the free-throw line tonight. … He did a great job of continuing to put pressure on the defense and on the referees to get to the free-throw line.” 

James Young led the Celtics with 17 points, and the lefty hit a game-sealing corner three that pushed Boston’s lead to seven with 18.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Terry Rozier added 16 points for the Celtics.

No. 3 overall pick Jaylen Brown didn’t play against the Jazz after hyperextending his knee against Philadelphia on Monday. Brown scored 16 points in his debut against the Sixers.

The Celtics are now 2-0 at the Utah Jazz Summer League, while the Jazz fell to 0-2. 


Dionte Christmas scored 14 points and was the only other Jazz player to reach double figures. … The Celtics went 27-for-37 (73.0 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Jazz shot 17-for-21 (81.0 percent). … Guerschon Yabusele (13 points) and Marcus Thornton (10 points) were the other Celtics players to score in double figures. … The Jazz outscored the Celtics 38-28 in the paint.